As you may have heard, it’s a seller’s market in Utah right now of epic proportions! Property owners may have had a fleeting thought to not use a Realtor because they assume their house will sell fast, but I say in this market, using a Realtor will pay for itself, and you may end up making more than you ever dreamed of on top of it. I recently sold a home, and I want to tell you all about it, and how we got the sellers $21,000 extra.
List Price: Sold
Property Details: 3,234 square feet | 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | .15 acres
This incredible Garbett-built home showcases Maple hardwood flooring and cabinetry, quartz counter-tops, a glass tile back-splash, stainless steel appliances and drawer pulls, oval doorknobs, and modern 3-panel doors. The house is perfect for main-level living, and has a roomy floor plan with soaring high ceilings. The home is super green and energy efficient, featuring geothermal heating and cooling, and an on-demand hot water heater that is preheated through the geothermal exchange. It’s a real gem of a house!
List Price: Sold
Property Details: 1,976 square feet | 5 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | .15 acres
All the major, big-ticket items have already been done here. All new plumbing and electrical (including dimmer switches!), wood blinds, doors, Low-E double-walled windows, roof, water heater, wood and tile floors. The furnace was replaced 6 years ago, A/C 5 years ago, and there is R-40 insulation in the attic. The alarm system has been pre-paid for a year through Vivint. The kitchen showcases granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets with crown molding, and an under-cabinet metal spice rack.
Moving to a new real estate brokerage during the holiday season was a gutsy move, but I’m really excited to tell you all about my recent change to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties. I have many great friends and colleagues who have worked for Berkshire Hathaway (previously Prudential) for decades, and always sung its praises, but I didn’t realize the full extent of what it was actually like there until I took a tour of the office and met everyone. I was impressed, and absolutely blown away!
This home was fun to re-imagine and re-design. Because of the cathedral ceilings, built-in wall shelves, and niches, we decided to keep the current wall and trim colors, so we needed to find flooring that meshed with all the existing elements. We looked at hardwood, bamboo, vinyl, and cork flooring, and decided on Marazzi’s Harmony Note porcelain tile. I especially love wood-look porcelain tile, because you can have the look of wood, with the toughness and resiliency of tile, which was important in this case, because of the large Collie and cat that tear around the house.
List Price: Sold
Address: 3055 S. Oakwood Drive, Bountiful
Property Details: .25 acres | Modern house plans included
Located on the East Bench in Bountiful in an established neighborhood, this wonderful homesite was purchased by an architect who was planning to build a large modern home on the lot, but an existing home became available in the neighborhood he and his wife grew up in, and they decided to settle in there. As an added bonus, the architect will pass on his home plans and renderings to the new buyer, as well as the topographic survey that was completed by a licensed engineer.